Restorative Justice and Civil Society

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"This collaborative volume looks at the burgeoning restorative justice movement and considers the relationship between restorative justice and civil society, examining debates and exploring ideas about who should 'control' restorative justice, the state or civil society. A diverse range of chapters, written by leaders in the field, engage with different aspects of restorative justice. Genuinely international, the book addresses aspects of civil society including schools, families, churches and private workplaces, the women's movement, victims of crime and indigenous groups. It also considers broader issues such as democracy, human rights, access and equity. A dynamic and provocative volume, this book attempts to bring the ideals of restorative justice to life so that victims, offenders, their families and communities have more of a say in the justice process."--BOOK JACKET.
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'Mediation, community conferencing and victim impact statements all come under the rubric of restorative justice, an idea whose time has well and truly come. This book is thought-provoking reading for anyone with even a passing interest in alternative dispute resolution.' Law Institute Journal

'The editors of this volume (who have done much to advocate and implement restorative justice arrangements in Australia) are to be commended both for their balanced introduction, and for bringing together a diverse range of contributors including zealots and sceptics.' Law Society Journal

'The issues addressed in Restorative Justice and Civil Society go to the heart of how we think ab out crime, justice, the citizen and the state … a thought-provoking collection of essays.' Irish Jurist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521000536
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/14/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Introduction: Restorative Justice and Civil Society 1
2 Transforming Security: A South African Experiment 14
3 Two Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Restoration 35
4 The Force of Community 56
5 The Crime Victim Movement as a Force in Civil Society 69
6 Reparations and Restorative Justice: Responding to the Gross Violation of Human Rights 83
7 Restorative Justice and Civil Society in Melanesia: The Case of Papua New Guinea 99
8 Restorative Justice in Everyday Life 114
9 Community Conferencing as a Special Case of Conflict Transformation 130
10 Restorative Justice and the Need for Restorative Environments in Bureaucracies and Corporations 149
11 'If your only tool is a hammer, all your problems will look like nails' 165
12 Restorative Justice and School Discipline: Mutually Exclusive? 180
13 The School System: Developing its Capacity in the Regulation of a Civil Society 195
14 Security and Justice for All 211
Bibliography 222
Index 242
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